December 14 – The Death Knell for Small Business?

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December 14 – The Death Knell for Small Business?

The internet is the life blood of my business.

I send out a weekly newsletter and I publish my blog on my website. I offer webinars, online training and do online consulting with many clients. I am constantly using the web to research and to develop my own skills with online training.

Without open and equal access to the web my business would die.

And if you want to grow ...

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How to Find Your Financial Sweet Spot to Make Your Business Profitable

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How to Find Your Financial Sweet Spot to Make Your Business Profitable

Every entrepreneur wears many hats and has numerous goals and objectives to meet. And at times it seems that many conflict with one another.

As business owners we are all looking for the financial “sweet spot” that can help us meet our productivity and profitability goals. But many small businesses are not trained to understand how to effectively reach their financial sweet spot.

In fact, many businesses do not even know how to determine their best financial ...

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The Major Ramifications of Not Doing Effective Year End Planning

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The Major Ramifications of Not Doing Effective Year End Planning

It is that time of year when the air turns brisk, the holidays are upon us and we see the end of the year staring us straight in our faces.

I am gathering my financial data for the past year and planning meetings with my CPA. We will discuss what happened this past year, my goals for the future and the steps I need to take to reach them.

Unfortunately, many businesses don’t do this—and they suffer ...

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Where Do You Start If You Need Business Financing

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Where Do You Start If You Need Business Financing

Sooner or later your company will need business financing.

Whether you are in startup mode, an established business that needs funding to grow, or need money to survive a crisis, you will be approaching a lending institution with a financing proposal.

Finding business financing can be challenging in any economic climate, but can be especially so if you are a small business.

Many small business owners and entrepreneurs don’t know where to start the business financing ...

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The Golden Key to Winning Business Financing

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The Golden Key to Winning Business Financing

Your goal in business is to show how your products and services are unique and satisfy a customer’s needs.

In dealing with a lender or investor you also have to differentiate yourself. You want to show financing sources why they need to “buy” you—or in other words winning business financing.

So what is the golden key that can win business financing for you?

The Best Differentiator

“Great things in business are never done by one ...

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Busting Myths That Are Plaguing Small Business Growth

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Busting Myths That Are Plaguing Small Business Growth

Small business is essential to the growth of the U.S. economy. Yet, the creation and growth of the small business environment is still lagging behind the peaks of 2007.

There are many myths which may be stifling small business growth—while untrue, they are still pervasive in government policies, economic strategies and within the mindset of the public.

To be successful in any endeavor, we need to focus on the real issues, not stereotypical views or symptoms surrounding ...

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What It Takes To Win Business Financing Today

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What It Takes To Win Business Financing Today

The road to winning business financing can feel like navigating a maze without any directions.

When discussing winning business financing with small and mid-sized companies (SMBs) I find there is a mixture of fear, anger, frustration and overwhelm.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Understanding the Financing Perspective

When discussing how to win business financing, entrepreneurs respond with comments such as, “Banks only lend to businesses that don’t need it,” or that the investors ...

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How Do You Select the Best Financing Option For Your Business?

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How Do You Select the Best Financing Option For Your Business?

Every business owner understands that the primary obstacle to growth is money – how to find it and how to get it. So the essential question I always get is where is the money? And in last week’s blog I detailed the answer to Where Do You Go When You Need Money To Grow Your Business.

But there is so much more to determine if you want to select the best financing option for your specific ...

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Where Do You Go When You Need Money to Grow Your Business?

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Where Do You Go When You Need Money to Grow Your Business?

When I talk with small businesses they all tell me they need money to grow, but then in their second breath they also say that there is no money for small businesses. There is a lot of fear surrounding business financing.

The first question I get from small and mid-sized businesses “Where is the money?” What they really mean is “Where do I start? Do I go to my local bank or how do I find an investor?” ...

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The Secret Sauce to Winning Business Financing

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The Secret Sauce to Winning Business Financing

All businesses need money to grow, that’s no secret. But if you are a small or mid-sized business finding—and getting—business financing can seem like an impossible task.

We are all looking for the secret sauce that will make us winners in the business financing game. But most business owners are unaware of what the secret is to winning business financing. Yet it is sitting there in front of you.

Yet most business owners do not incorporate this in their business financing approaches.

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